Kingdom Of God
The book of Genesis describes a higher level of existence when humans walked and talked with God, in the Garden of Eden, and humankind were immortal, having no experience with death. This is obvious and self evident because the punishment for partaking of the forbidden knowledge was death, something of which mankind had not previously known, or it would not have been mentioned as a consequence. The Book of Enoch also confirms that humankind was originally immortal as follows: "For men were created exactly like the angels, to the intent that they should continue pure and righteous, and death, which destroys everything, could not have taken hold of them" 1 Enoch Chapter 69
There was a war in heaven, and Lucifer, also known as Satan, fell to Earth. The Bible refers to these beings as the Dragon or Serpent. The symbol of the serpent can still be found on many ancient ruins in various parts of the world today. The Book of Enoch refers to these extraterrestrial beings as Watchers, and gives their names, and describes their descent from heaven. Adam and Eve are warned to avoid the knowledge possessed by these serpent beings, but finally succumb to temptation, and become corrupted by their forbidden knowledge. The result is their expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and the decline of humans into the realm of birth and death.
Humans became further involved by mating with these beings. In Genesis we read that the son's of God took wives from among the daughters of men who bore them children. They are described as a race of giants, men of renown. The ancient Greek myths concerning the gods of Olympus, and Hercules, son of the god Zeus, and the Norse mythology of Thor, son of the god Odin, are possibly the historical remnants concerning the offspring of these extraterrestrial beings, producing humans with superior physical endowments.
The Book of Enoch gives a greater description of these times, and the influence of these beings on humankind. Super civilizations flourished but became evil, warlike, and violent. Science was twisted to evil ends. In the Book of Enoch we read that neither man nor animal were safe from these offspring of the gods. It is quite possible that genetic engineering, and the twisted science of that time, produced the strange monstrosities that are the source of the ancient myths concerning giants, mermaids, centaurs and other human, half human, and half beast configurations.
According to the Bible and the Book of Enoch, God, and the angels in opposition to the Watchers, wanted to destroy these half human offspring, and the civilizations that resulted, and purge the earth of their existence. However, there were humans of pure genetic descent still existing on the planet, and because of this it was decided that the human race would be spared from destruction. The Biblical story of Noah and the flood is about this event. The Bible reads, "Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations." Being perfect in his generations means that Noah was of pure human descent, and had no genetic links to the Watchers. That is why he was chosen by God to repopulate the Earth following the destruction by the great flood.
The fall from grace in the Garden of Eden was not to be of unlimited duration however. The gospel or "Good News" as taught by Jesus, is a promise of the return of the Angels, and the establishment of an Angelic Kingdom here on Earth. Jesus called it, "The Kingdom of God". He was not speaking figuratively, but was referring to a time when the Angels would return and assist in the spiritual and physical transformation of the Earth and mankind, a time when mankind would be elevated once again above the realm of birth and death to eternal life.
"And there shall be no more curse"- Rev. 22: 3. The curse of Adam and Eve is lifted, and mankind is returned to the previous condition of immortality, as it was before the fall from grace in the Garden Eden. Revelation 21, describes this new world and the reunification of mankind with God, when the curse of death is eliminated. The return of Christ coincides with the return of the Angels, and the arrival of the Kingdom of God. Jesus foretold of world events leading up to His promised return. The Son of man would arrive accompanied by many Angels in conveniences referred to as the "clouds of heaven." This is the kingdom in which He would reign.
The Bible and the Book of Enoch confirm that there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, and there are beings who were already ancient before Adam and Eve first walked the Earth. These beings visited the Earth before the dawn of recorded history, Old Testament Time, and continued to visit the Earth through recorded history, New Testament Time, and if so, certainly into modern time. They are called Angels, and except for the Angels of Lucifer, these beings never fell from grace as did mankind, and have always remained in a higher level of existence, and are immortal beings of spiritual wisdom and light. Perhaps such is the norm of existence throughout the universe, and mankind's limited existence here on the Earth is but the exception.
How could mankind ever hope to communicate with such beings? How could you or I communicate with beings that have no concept of death? Not until we are restored to our original nature will we be able to coexist with these beings, which is the true purpose for the arrival of the Kingdom of God. That is why prior to the arrival of the Kingdom of God, there will be no formal contact with extraterrestrial intelligent life, and no radio signals will be received, for until the arrival of the Kingdom of God, and human transformation, we are simply not able to coexist with such beings.
Perhaps mortality and immortality are but levels of consciousness, and God has endowed most sentient beings throughout this vast universe with a higher level of consciousness and immortality, and except for Earth, and other possible exceptions, immortality is the norm of existence for conscious intelligent life on other worlds. The possibility that other levels of consciousness exist, and are above the process of death, is indeed intriguing.
Jesus called death sleep - John 11, and the resurrection is described as follows, "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake."- Daniel 12: 1-4. This leads to speculation that there are two levels of human existence, consciousness, or the waking state = form, and unconsciousness, or the sleeping state = formlessness. The Bible indicates that the dead still exist in an unconscious formless condition similar to sleep. Therefore, the resurrection is the restoration of consciousness, and form, to those asleep in death, and the transformation of consciousness of those yet alive, and those awakened, to an immortal state of being, or higher level of consciousness.
The Bible foretells of a great global transformation of Earth, and humankind, that will take place with the return of Christ, and the arrival of the Kingdom of God. The Angels have everything to do with this coming transformation. The Earth will be transformed physically - Revelation 8, the poles of the earth will shift, objects fall from the sky, mountains will sink and rise, earthquakes and volcanoes will abound. Oceans will be changed and continents will sink and rise. The Earth will be a terrible place to live when these changes take place.
Not to worry however, because the children of God will be kept safe from harm - Rev 7: 16-17, while these Earth changes are taking place. Revelation 7: 9-17, describes the Angels holding back the tribulation until those of Christ are taken, ("a great multitude which no man could number") Rev. 7: 9. Afterwards the great tribulation continues, and the remaining inhabitants, those left behind, face a world caught up by violent Earth changes. But, even they will still have the opportunity to repent, and be saved - Revelation 9: 21. But those in Christ will not be on the Earth to experience these changes. Some will never return to the earth again, and go to other places and worlds prepared for them by Jesus - John 14: 3, and others will return to the Earth and inhabit a new world Rev. 21 - 22. Either way, the curse of death will be no-more - Revelation 21: 4.
We call them extraterrestrials. The Bible calls them Angels. The word Angel means heavenly messenger. In current vernacular it means extraterrestrial messenger, a being not of this world. There is a ancient connection between mankind and extraterrestrial beings. Super civilizations did exist on Earth before recorded history. There was a time when mankind was immortal and walked and talked with God. With the coming arrival of the Kingdom of God, all that was lost long ago will be restored, and once again we will walk with the Angels.
Thessalonians 4: 13-17: But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning (them which are asleep), that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which (sleep in Jesus) will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the (dead in Christ) shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
From the above passages it can be concluded that the day of resurrection, and the so-called rapture, are one and the same. The notion that there is a rapture or carrying away of Christians before the return of Christ is not biblically supported and is a false doctrine. Christians will not suddenly disappear before the return of Christ. It is only after the return of Christ, "The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven" that "The dead in Christ shall arise first," and "We which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds."
Why are the children of God taken? Revelation explains that there are major earth changes, a pole shift, and other transformations that are coming to the planet. The children of God, both the resurrected, and those still alive, will be removed from the earth during this period of greater earth change mentioned in Revelation. In fact, the Angels hold back the earth changes until all the children of God are removed, "a great multitude of which nobody can number." The children of God are not here when 'Wormwood' falls from the sky. Only those who do not repent, and choose to remain, will suffer the consequences of their own actions, and those who remain will not survive. The wages of sin are death, and the reward for repentance is eternal life.
Where are the children of God taken? To places prepared for them by the Angels and Christ.
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Larry A Wright